08:00 – departure from Uzhgorod, gathering of the group in the square in front of the chemical engineering faculty of UzhNU, str. Podhirna, 46 (city center).
08:45 – departure from Mukachevo, gathering of the group near the Mukachevo State University, 26 Uzhhorodska St.
We are heading to the amazing mountainous region of Transcarpathia – Mizhhirshchyna. And on the way, we will pass through four legendary and stunning districts of the Transcarpathian region: Mukachivskyi, Svalyavskyi, Volovetskyi and Mizhhirskyi. A stop awaits you in Synevyrska Polyana on the territory of the Synevyr National Park, where we will visit Lake Synevyr and the rehabilitation center for bears.
Rehabilitation center for bears
The coat of arms of Transcarpathia depicts a brown bear, which has been the owner of the throne of the Carpathian mountains since time immemorial. More than 10 peaceful bears, wandering behind a small metal grid, have quietly settled in the shelter, which is spread over a green area of 12 hectares. This territory is reliably guarded by an electric shepherd. In Ukraine, this complex is a pioneer and still remains the only one of its kind, which guarantees an influx of new residents.
Your attention will be captured by the magical high-altitude lake Synevyr, spread among ancient Carpathian spruces. Located at an altitude of 989 meters, the lake rightly ranks among the seven wonders of Ukraine. The depth of the reservoir reaches 24 meters, and the water area occupies 4-5 hectares. The name of the lake emerged from the depth of the amazing legend about the love of Sina and Vir, in honor of whom two huge carved figures stand majestically near the lake. Human wisdom says: if two people met and fell in love on Lake Synevyr, they will have an inseparable and unbreakable love for the rest of their lives.
After enjoying the unsurpassed beauty, it’s time to strengthen your strength! A delicious lunch is waiting for you in a Hutsul house, where guests are fed with authentic Transcarpathian national cuisine!
Your next discovery is the high-altitude Shipit waterfall, whose magical panoramic sight will leave no one indifferent. The waterfall is mesmerizing, when from a height of 15 meters, water cascades crash against the rock ledges with a rumbling noise. Fans of souvenirs will also find their joy here, because there is a bazaar nearby, where they sell a wide range of gifts from the Carpathian Mountains (herbal teas, tinctures, blueberry wine, mountain honey, dried porcini mushrooms and much more).
Climbing Makovitsa mountain
The excursion tour ends with an exciting ascent to the Makovitsa mountain, from a height of 750 meters, from where a majestic view of Mizhhirya and the amazing expanses of meadows can be seen. You will be taken to the top of the mountain by a chairlift, which will take 15-20 minutes to climb. At the very top, you will be greeted by a cozy cafe and an observation deck. Vivid emotions await you surrounded by boundless expanses of mountains, where the sky becomes closer, and the wind, smelling of mountain herbs, blows in your face.
Then we will return to Uzhhorod, a city that impresses with its charm and age-old history.
Return home (Mukachevo 21:15, Uzhgorod 22:00).